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Eared Grebe (Hornsby Bend)

 
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Feb 16, 2012 11:30 |  #1

Howdy my friends,I wanted to share some images of Eared Grebe with breeding plumage. Normally we Texan mostly get to see their winter plumage because they already headed north by the time they change to the breeding plumage. But sometimes there are a few late boomer. :lol:

Found a spot at a corner of Pond 1 of Hornsby Bend where i could lay down on my belly and reversed the tripod center column so the lens was only few inches above the surface of the water. I got a couple of keepers and hope you like them. C&C are appreciated.

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Feb 16, 2012 13:14 |  #2

Really beautiful Fee ......Great exposures and the low angle is fantastic. .


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Feb 16, 2012 13:17 |  #3

Oh yeah, Fee, I like them very much indeed! The bird is lovely and your images do it justice. And I love the low angle.


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Feb 16, 2012 13:29 |  #4

Those are beautiful Fee, Well done!


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Feb 16, 2012 13:34 as a reply to  @ Oldjackssparrows's post |  #5

Spot on there Fee, looks almost like you were swimming towards the bird to take the shots!!




  
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Feb 16, 2012 13:48 |  #6

Nice clicks--well done!




  
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Feb 16, 2012 16:31 |  #7

Wow-never checked into what they "morph" into @ breeding time. Got a medicore one ala winter dress couple of weeks ago and called it good. Now hope a renegade hangs around late and starts feeling frisky. Thanks for sharing.


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Feb 16, 2012 17:01 |  #8

WOW Fee ... they are stunning ... here in the UK we call them a Black necked grebe and we only ever see them in this breeding plumage, they are a big deal when they are located here as they are a bit of a rarity.

Lovely low angle with detail and colour to die for ... just superb, Well done indeed :)




  
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Feb 16, 2012 17:30 |  #9

Great looking bird and images, the feather color and detail is excellent...

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Feb 16, 2012 17:38 |  #10

Nicely done Fee! Beautiful detail and Color and angle! :)


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Feb 16, 2012 18:35 |  #11

great low angle and lovely shots Fee. Now, you will have to enlighten me on your use of the ext tube. I have had it in the back of my mind, but never tired it.


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Feb 16, 2012 18:41 as a reply to  @ Grizz's post |  #12

Love the perspective Fee, and you got him coming and going - :)
That eye is captivating to say the least; and the plumage on the side of the head just draws my eye to his eye.
This is not a species that I would normally be able to see around here, but I'm certainly fascinated by it through your fine work.


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Feb 16, 2012 20:18 |  #13

Really nice shots, Fee. We don't get those here. Next time I come to Texas for birds, I expect you to be my guide.


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Feb 16, 2012 20:21 |  #14

Such a beautiful bird and you captured that very well.


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Feb 16, 2012 20:22 as a reply to  @ CamFan01's post |  #15

andrewhuxman wrote in post #13909288 (external link)
Really beautiful Fee ......Great exposures and the low angle is fantastic. .

Thanks for the nice feedback Andrew. :)

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #13909309 (external link)
Oh yeah, Fee, I like them very much indeed! The bird is lovely and your images do it justice. And I love the low angle.

That's very kind of you Levina. Glad you like them. :)

BGgraphy wrote in post #13909381 (external link)
Those are beautiful Fee, Well done!

I appreciate your feedback Bret. I have a lot to learn from you. :)

2slo wrote in post #13909407 (external link)
Spot on there Fee, looks almost like you were swimming towards the bird to take the shots!!

Thanks Mark. I was very close to the water, and they don't smell too good actually. :lol:

JimLittle wrote in post #13909486 (external link)
Nice clicks--well done!

Thanks Jim for the feedback. :)

ardeekay wrote in post #13910456 (external link)
Wow-never checked into what they "morph" into @ breeding time. Got a medicore one ala winter dress couple of weeks ago and called it good. Now hope a renegade hangs around late and starts feeling frisky. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for commenting Rog. Keep an eye on them because some will stay longer, especially if the food source in the pond is rich enough. ;)

straker wrote in post #13910605 (external link)
WOW Fee ... they are stunning ... here in the UK we call them a Black necked grebe and we only ever see them in this breeding plumage, they are a big deal when they are located here as they are a bit of a rarity.

Lovely low angle with detail and colour to die for ... just superb, Well done indeed

Thanks for the encouraging words Stracker. I googled Black-necked Grebe, they sure look the same! I hope you get a chance to photograph one because i believe you could do even better. :)

dbriz wrote in post #13910715 (external link)
Great looking bird and images, the feather color and detail is excellent...

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I appreciate the comment Dave. Cheers! :)


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